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Machine unlearning: The duty of forgetting


What is the right to be forgotten? New attention to privacy is arising leading to new regulations. Machine learning should be able to erase information but it is a challenging task. In 2020, the amount of data on the internet is 64 zettabytes (where a zettabyte is a trillion gigabytes). Moreover, there are more than 40 billion images on Instagram, 340 million tweets a day, countless posts on Facebook and so on.

AI rapper FN Meka dropped by Capitol Records following backlash over racial stereotypes


Capitol Records has dropped AI rapper FN Meka, less than two weeks after it signed the computer-generated rap artist to its roster. FN Meka, which has over 10 million followers on TikTok, had come under heavy fire for appropriating Black culture and mocking police brutality, with some critics calling it "digital blackface." "CMG has severed ties with the FN Meka project, effective immediately," a representative for Capitol Music Group said in a statement. "We offer our deepest apologies to the Black community for our insensitivity in signing this project without asking enough questions about equity and the creative process behind it. We thank those who have reached out to us with constructive feedback in the past couple of days -- your input was invaluable as we came to the decision to end our association with the project."

Amazon acquires Roomba: iRobot CEO says they will never sell your data


Editor's Note, August 8, 2022: Back in 2017, we conducted an exclusive interview with iRobot's CEO Colin Angle about Roomba privacy issues. Last week, Amazon announced its acquisition of iRobot, which sparked Roomba privacy questions anew. We reached out to Angle to confirm whether iRobot's privacy policy will remain unchanged, but the company hasn't yet responded. We'll update when we receive a reply from iRobot. It's been a challenging week for iRobot, the company behind the popular Roomba robotic vacuums.

Marketing & Strategy: Trends for 2022 and Beyond


The marketing landscape is, as always, in a state of flux. Last year's most important trends have not even matured yet and everyone is already jumping on the latest hype bandwagon. So which developments are really fundamental? What do you really need to take into account when drawing up and fine-tuning your marketing strategy? We have done our research and compiled a list of the trends we want to consider for ourselves and our customers in 2022. What is fundamentally changing in the field of marketing?

For Gen Z, TikTok is more than entertainment. It's a search engine.


"I'll go to TikTok for fashion, food, or culture because I know the user base of the app provides that content, whereas on Twitter I'll search for the news." Carter isn't the only one: Increasingly, young people are using social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram to search for things to do and places to try, even seeking out news and important information, rather than consulting traditional discovery tools like Google Search and Google Maps. According to TechCrunch, Google's Prabhakar Raghavan, a senior vice president in charge of Google Search, said, "In our studies, something like almost 40 percent of young people, when they're looking for a place for lunch, they don't go to Google Maps or Search. They go to TikTok or Instagram." Growing up with access to the internet, I've learned to customize my experience on the internet.

The Age of Algorithmic Anxiety

The New Yorker

Late last year, Valerie Peter, a twenty-three-year-old student in Manchester, England, realized that she had an online-shopping problem. It was more about what she was buying than how much. A fashion trend of fuzzy leg warmers had infiltrated Peter's social-media feeds--her TikTok For You tab, her Instagram Explore page, her Pinterest recommendations. She'd always considered leg warmers "ugly, hideous, ridiculous," she told me recently, and yet soon enough she "somehow magically ended up with a pair of them," which she bought online at the push of a button, on an almost subconscious whim. "They're in the back of my closet," she said.)

Meta's AI machine translation research to help break language barriers


Meta has announced that it has built and open-sourced'No Language Left Behind' NLLB-200, a single Artificial Intelligence (AI) model that is the first to translate across 200 different languages, including 55 African languages with state-of-the-art results. Meta is using the modelling techniques and learnings from the project to improve and extend translations on Facebook, Instagram, and Wikipedia. In an effort to develop high-quality machine translation capabilities for most of the world's low-resource languages, this single AI model was designed with a focus on African languages. They are challenging from a machine translation perspective. AI models require lots and lots of data to help them learn, and there's not a lot of human-translated training data for these languages.

Elon Musk: a look at the Tesla CEO's girlfriends, ex-wives and children

FOX News

OutKick founder Clay Travis discusses Elon Musk's first planned town hall with Twitter employees and his recent venture into politics. The world's richest man, Elon Musk, has been fruitful and has multiplied. The tech icon has 10 children with three women -- including twins born last year. Musk, 51, and a top executive at one of his companies, Shivon Zilis, welcomed the two new members of his brood in November in Austin, Texas, Insider revealed. The news site reported that, In April, Musk and Zilis, 36, filed a petition to give the twins their father's last name and their mother's last name as part of their middle name.

Instagram is testing artificial intelligence to verify the age of users


The social network Instagram is testing new ways to verify the age of its users, including an artificial intelligence facial recognition tool, to verify that people are 18 or older. Tools are not yet available to try to keep kids off the Meta platform. The use of artificial intelligence for facial recognition, especially in teens, has raised some alarms, given Mita's turbulent history, When it comes to protecting users' privacy. Mita emphasized that the technology used to verify the age of people Unable to identify you – only age. Once verification is complete, Meta, in partnership with Yoti "Startup", Face video recording will be deleted.

Cerebras sets record for largest AI model on a single chip


In brief US hardware startup Cerebras claims to have trained the largest AI model on a single device powered by the world's largest Wafer Scale Engine 2 chip the size of a plate. "Using the Cerebras Software Platform (CSoft), our customers can easily train state-of-the-art GPT language models (such as GPT-3 and GPT-J) with up to 20 billion parameters on a single CS-2 system," the company claimed this week. "Running on a single CS-2, these models take minutes to set up and users can quickly move between models with just a few keystrokes." The CS-2 packs a whopping 850,000 cores, and has 40GB of on-chip memory capable of reaching 20 PB/sec memory bandwidth. The specs on other types of AI accelerators and GPUs pale in comparison, meaning machine learning engineers have to train huge AI models with billions of parameters across more servers.